Rachel J
BornRachel Jambaya
Occupationpoet, entrepreneur, Fashion designer, TV presenter and singer

Rachel J is a Zimbabwean poet, entrepreneur, Fashion designer, TV presenter and singer.[1]


Rachel was born in Kwekwe and raised in Gweru. Rachel J was raised by her grandmother, Gogo Phoeby who was a peasant farmer in Gweru who looked after her when her parents died.


Rachel J has a child with Terence Mukupe.

Relationship With Terence Mukupe

She was in a relationship with Terence Mukupe. Her family said Rachel J was never formally married to Mukupe. She ended the relationship with Mukupe over infidelity claims. Terence Mukupe claimed that Rachel J cheated with Shepherd Bushiri and that the child she had was Bushiri's. Both Bushiri and Rachel J denied the claims with Rachel J's family issuing a statement saying they were prepared for DNA tests to prove that Mukupe was the father.

Rachel J also claimed that Mukupe wanted to kill her after forcibly gaining entrance into her house, where he allegedly vandalised property.[2]


Rachel J completed her high school education before enrolling for a diploma at a local college.

She later left for South Africa where she enrolled for a degree programme in Fashion and Interior designing.[3]


She runs an interior designing company and has done works for some of the top personalities in Zimbabwe.

Rachel J has vast interests in mining, transport and logistics, fruit and vegetables, fuel, luxury bus coaches, Vashandi Transport and farming all under Jarach Investments.

As of April 2019, she also owns a newspaper and printing company that prints exercise books, novels and labels for various products.[3]

Music career

Rachel claimed that her first album, The Triumph, was a dedication to her grandmother and a thanksgiving offering to God for steadfastly walking with her and blessing her abundantly beyond her imagination.

Mnangagwa's Biography

Rachel J worked on Emmerson Mnangagwa’s biography.[4]


  1. Rachel J a Galaxy of Talent - ZIMBUZZ, ZIMBUZZ, retrieved: 19 Nov 2018
  2. WINSTONE ANTONIO, Mukupe wanted to kill me: Rachel J, NewsDay, Published: March 4, 2020, Retrieved: January 7, 2022
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tafadzwa Zimoyo, I am not a slay queen: Rachel J, The Herald, Published: April 9, 2019, Retrieved: January 10, 2022
  4. Rachel J bounces back, Zim Morning Post, Published: November 28, 2021, Retrieved: January 7, 2022